I decided that I really needed another seasonal quilt for the month of September. I bought Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun when it first came out specifically for the apple pattern. There were a lot more tiny pieces than I normally like to use so it took me a couple years to actually decide to make the apple quilt.
To simplify it a little, I changed her pieced border to a plain border. 2 inch finished four patches are not for me! ;) Some of the fabrics are scraps (like the stems, leaves, and a few apples) and some were from my new stash.
The apple cores actually came from an ombre yellow fabric. The darker the apple, the darker the core. I like the subtle effect from the ombre fabric.
I quilted it on my little Pfaff because I already had bobbins wound to match all the different Aurifil threads I used.
I backed the quilt in Kona White and I love how it became a two sided apple quilt.
Quilting it was so much fun.
I bound the quilt in the same red print as the border.
I love how it turned out!
The pattern originally had six apple core blocks which don't have leaves. I decided to just make five, so one uneaten apple has a ghost leaf. Did you notice?
Quilt Stats #207
Name: Apple Quilt
Pattern: From Quilty Fun by Lori Holt
Fabrics Used: Kona White and various stash fabrics
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 34 x 46 inches
Date Finished: 2017
I love having it hang by my stairs in the great room.
It helps draw out the red in my September Decor. (The red minky you see is actually Christmas Addition folded so only the red shows.)
Now I need a red, orange, and yellow table runner.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. Check them out for more quilty inspiration.